009 - Soorah at-Towbah - (The Repentance) - [Madanee]

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[009:037] The postponing (of a Sacred Month) is indeed an addition to disbelief: thereby the disbelievers are led astray, for they make it lawful one year and forbid it another year in order to adjust the number of months forbidden by Allâh, and they make lawful what Allâh has forbidden. The evil of their deeds is made fair-seeming to them. And Allâh guides not the people who disbelieve.


[009:038] O you who believe! What is the matter with you that when you are asked to march forth in the Cause of Allâh (i.e. Jihâd) you cling heavily to the earth? Are you pleased with the life of this world rather than the Hereafter? But little is the enjoyment of the life of this world as compared to the Hereafter.


[009:039] If you march not forth, He will punish you with a painful torment and will replace you by another people; and you cannot harm Him at all, and Allâh is Able to do all things.


[009:040] If you help him (Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) not (it does not matter), for Allâh did indeed help him when the disbelievers drove him out, the second of the two; when they (Muhammad [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] and Abu Bakr [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu]) were in the cave, he ([sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) said to his companion (Abu Bakr [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu]): "Be not sad (or afraid), surely, Allâh is with us." Then Allâh sent down His Sakînah (calmness, tranquillity, peace) upon him, and strengthened him with forces (angels) which you saw not, and made the word of those who disbelieved the lowermost, while the Word of Allâh that became the uppermost; and Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise.




(V.9:38) Narrated Anas bin Mâlik [radhi-yAllâhu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-Allâhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "Nobody who dies and finds good from Allâh (in the Hereafter) would wish to come back to this world, even if he were given the whole world and whatever is in it except the martyr who, on seeing the superiority of martyrdom would like to come back to the world and get killed again (in Allâh's Cause)." [Sahih Al-Bukhâri, 4/2795 (O.P.53-A)]


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